Confederate Values and
Principles Remain Important !
The Confederate flag and other Confederate symbols including
Monuments and Memorials represent the same principles as the original U.S.
Betsy Ross flag-Limited Constitutional Federal Government, States' Rights',
Resistance to Tyranny, and Christian Values and Principles. But Northern
Socialist liberals have for the past 150 years berated, disparaged, and
condemned the CSA and its symbols and through their propaganda have
indoctrinated many Americans to believe that they represent racism, bigotry,
and a painful reminder of slavery. The U.S. flag, the
Stars and Stripes, is the official flag of the KKK and it flew over slave ships
and the genocide and near extermination of the Native American Indians but it
gets a complete pass. The two flags are not held to the same level of
accountability. Robert E. Lee had to make a decision in 1861. Defend the
Constitution or defend the Union ? He made the correct decision to defend the
Constitution. This makes him an American
hero--not a traitor as claimed by some who do not understand the ideas and
concepts of government as established by America ’s founding fathers. America
was founded as a ConstitutionalFederalRepublic
composed of a Limited Federal Government and SovereignStates
. In 1861 the Federal Government of
America was taken over by Northern politicians, industrialists, Socialists,
Communists, Atheists, radicals, zealots, fanatics, and hypocrites who were
driven by greed, power, corruption and a burning desire to establish Socialism
in America .They had a blatant disregard for the Constitution and Bill of
Rights when it stood in the way of profit, power and total control of America
by the Northern states. Former
Confederate General Robert E. Lee stated in 1866 "All the South has ever desired was that
the union, as established by our forefathers, should be preserved; and that the
government, as originally organized, should be administered in purity and
truth. "Campaigns all across America have
resulted in removing or suppressing Confederate symbols. The Confederacy has
been the victim of one of America’s
most successful smear campaigns.
Certainly, part is due to the old truism "the victors write the
history" and much is due to heightened racial sensitivities in our current
era, in which the Confederacy, which lasted 4 years, is seen as the principal
villain in North American slavery, an institution which lasted more than 200
years in both North and South. There are
more profound reasons for the extreme contempt heaped on the Confederacy. The dominant interpreters of American history
have transferred slavery, disunion, and states rights to the Confederacy to
purify and transform America
into a modern and progressive social democracy. Their efforts are only successful if
one accepts the superficial view of history presented by the all pervasive
supporters of the current American regime.
Much of the great intellectual foundation of the early Republic, such as
the Federalist Papers and their anti-federalist counterparts, the Kentucky and Virginia
Resolutions, and the writings of John C. Calhoun (Disquisition on Government
and Discourse on the Constitution and Government) are ignored in flagrant
omission. Why argue the Confederate
cause 150 years after surrender? Why are
Confederate principles and values important to the preservation of American
liberty? Constitutional issues
surrounding the secession of the Southern states; Lincoln’s destructive and
brutal suppression of secession; criminal, corrupt, and immoral reconstruction
policies; and post 1865 constitutional amendments are fundamental to
understanding the erosion of liberty and expansion of Federal power.The other
facet is the Lincoln myth. The metamorphosis of a shrewd partisan operative
into a national demigod sanctified violation of the constitution as acceptable.
If the great and good Abe Lincoln did it, it must be right. Former New York governor Mario Cuomo defended an
unconstitutional act by referring to Lincoln’s
expedient violations of the constitution. If Lincoln’s gross violations of the
constitution are justified, that gives a pass to later presidents, congress,
and federal courts to do the same. If Lincoln and the Union cause in the War for Southern Independence (Civil War) are axiomatically
right, then all arguments for Limited Federal Government and strict adherence
to the Constitution and Bill of Rights will eventually fail. Those who believe that the constitutional
compact of limited government is the essential characteristic of American liberty
realize that freedom is not guaranteed by a taxing, regulating, and
war-mongering government. A vigorous
defense of the Confederate cause as among the purest expressions of true
American liberty and patriotism is essential.
The founding fathers saw the constitution as a contract between the
states, not a sacred blood oath binding one to obedience to a national regime.
Modern day liberals and conservatives both promote the use of federal force and
confiscation to achieve their goals.
Subsequent history has shown that our Confederate ancestors were right;
the modern central government is a swollen monstrosity, with its tentacles
grasping into every aspect of our lives.
The constitutionally limited government of the Founding Fathers died at AppomattoxVirginia
on April 9, 1865. Abraham Lincoln broke the original Constitution and Bill of
Rights and changed America
from a Republic to a Socialist Democracy.
Day by day America
is becoming a Socialist police state.
Article by James W. KingSons of Confederate Veterans CampCommanderAlbanyGeorgia